It’s a tragedy that hits close to home: a 24-year-old firefighter has died after being swept into a storm drain during flooding rains. Tre Evans-Dumaran had been in the ICU at Maui Memorial Medical Center since he was sucked into a storm drain at Waiapo Street and carried about 800 yards to where it emptied out into the ocean.

The family of Tre Evans-Dumaran has expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from the community. His mother, Chelsie Evans, released a statement thanking everyone for their aloha. Mayor Richard Bissen also issued a statement saying the community is “devastated” by the loss. Fire Chief Ventura commented on the support pouring in from around the islands and the globe and said that Tre loved being a firefighter and serving the community.

A GoFundMe has been established to help the Evans-Dumaran family with expenses. The family has asked for privacy during this difficult time.

Tre Evans-Dumaran’s death serves as a reminder of the risks firefighters take every day to help others and the immense courage they demonstrate. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Evans-Dumaran family and the firefighting community during this difficult time.